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Hewen Zhao

Exception in determining functional features in patent infringement disputes

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In patent infringement disputes, it is possible to narrowly construe a feature to the specific embodiment and its equivalent embodiment by arguing that a claimed feature is a functional one.

Jeremy Prain

Ship arrests: revisiting 'genuine and reasonable' need for security

Shipping & Transport - South Africa

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently took a hard line regarding an arresting party and delivered a salutary message to pay close attention to establishing a plausible link between the factors justifying a 'genuine and reasonable' need for security and the particular facts and circumstances of the party against which an arrest order is sought.

Sarah Pace Warrington

Residence and employment implications for British citizens in Malta following no-deal Brexit

Immigration - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

In light of the continuous developments and ambiguity surrounding the Brexit negotiations, as well as the uncertainty facing British citizens who currently reside in EU member states, the Maltese government recently propagated regulations concerning the residence and employment rights which will be upheld for British citizens who already reside and work in Malta.

Pranay Bhatia

CBDT and GSTN to sign MoU on exchange of taxpayer information

Corporate Tax - India

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has authorised the principal director general of income tax (systems) to share taxpayer information with the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN).

Laurent Guardelli

Industrial tribunals against the Macron scale: rebels with a cause?

Employment & Benefits - France
Coblence & Associés

The so-called 'Macron ordinances' overhauled the Labour Code in September 2017.

Laura Shirreffs

Jersey planning appeals: your questions answered

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey

Anyone that has been refused planning or building permission or disagrees with a condition that has been attached to a planning or building permission or anyone that owns or occupies a building or land where a building, place or tree has been listed can appeal against a planning decision.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey